posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 02:38 PM
If the airline goes belly up, so do the worker's jobs. The pension rights and health benefits of the retired workers may or may not be covered by a
binding contract if the company goes bankrupt and starts selling off assets. It depends on the union and the contract they had in place.
As for other ANONYMOUS comments, a union worker goes through an apprenticeship of several years depending on the craft or trade. They are somewhat
selective so not everyone can join a union.
Absolutely laughed at the chimp labor comment. Chance are, the chimp labor is making more money than the average user of this site. You'll also
likely find chimp labor on this site. Old habits and thoughts die hard. That term and the thought process with it are long past. Anyone can hire a
non-English speaking, rat day worker for a job. But if you want something built safe and able to pass any building inspection, use union labor.
As for the union based slander coming my way, you can thank them for the standard 40 hour work week, vacations, and holidays all on negotiated labor
contract that the entire economy now uses. Without their labor fights and strikes in the past, you'd probably be working on a Sunday with much lower
"chimp" wages. Overtime pay, thank the unions, companies just don't give money away to the workers making the company. Got health benefits through
your employer, again, a labor issue from past contracts. Same goes with retirement benefits other than social security.
People bitch and moan about the unions breaking the companies, no; the companies want to make more money with lower paying jobs and inventory costs
from anywhere they can find. This has been shown over and over, people just think high wages mean higher costs.